Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) is the first health district and the second public health agency in CT to achieve national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). To celebrate this accomplishment, a celebration is scheduled for Feb. 3 in Emmett O’Brien High School’s Culinary Arts Program Restaurant, CAFÉ 141. The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments.
Public health districts in CT provide a regional approach in protecting and improving the health of people and communities. They provide a range of services aimed at promoting healthy behaviors; preventing diseases and injuries; ensuring access to safe food, water, housing, and life-saving immunizations; and preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.